My name is Matt, or at least that is what my English-speaking friends tended to call me given the hard-to-pronounce nature of my name to native English speakers. I am a Brazilian born in 1990 and, as far as I am concerned, I must be playing videogames since then, because I simply fail to remember a time in my life when games were not a major part of it.
I do not recall precisely when I first came into contact with a videogame, but my earliest gaming memory is going through Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES my parents bought me when I was a child. Ever since then, I have owned every single console Nintendo has ever put out and I have played nearly all of the games from their major franchises.
Although I do admire some of the software released on other platforms, I feel like gaming is meaningless with no Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Star Fox, among others. Therefore, due to a matter of time and money, buying and focusing exclusively on the Nintendo platforms with each new generation is a no-brainer in my book.
Even though gaming is what I mainly do for fun, I have plenty of other hobbies. I love listening to music, especially rock, which is something I am as passionate about as videogames themselves; watching movies, especially animations; hiking; running; bicycling; learning new languages, I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French; and reading as well, an activity which I unfortunately do not do as often as I would like to due to a general lack of time.
Outside of this virtual world, I am a Computer Science major who is currently working hard towards a Masters degree in Knowledge and Data Engineering; a systems analyst; and an English teacher.
You can find me on the Nintendo Network under the ID EarthbounderBR.